With Jack Hannahan slow to recover from the back injury that has kept him out over the bulk of the last three weeks, the Indians have decided to recall shortstop Juan Diaz from Double-A Akron. To make room for Diaz, the team has opted to send starting pitcher Zach McAllister to Columbus.
McAllister, in his four starts with the Indians, has done fairly well, posting a record of 1-1 with an ERA of 3.96, striking out 22 (as compared to six walks) in 25 innings of work.
Diaz, acquired in the Russell Branyan trade in 2009, is hitting .232 with three home runs, seven doubles and 18 RBI with the Aeros. A switch-hitter, he’s hitting .330 (with an OPS of .849) against right-handed pitchers.
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